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December 24, 2013 More

What’s Good for Algae is Good for Renewables

By Mary Rosenthal Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization I had the privilege of sitting in the Science, Space, & Technology Committee Room of the Rayburn House Office Building last month for the launch of the new Congressional Algae Caucus with its bi-partisan chairmen, Republican Matt Salmon of Arizona and Democrat Scott Peters of California. They, […]

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November 12, 2013 More

Getting by with a little help from my friends

by Mary Rosenthal Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization What’s the secret to commercializing a new technology? Recently Jonathan Silver, the former head of the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, discussed how that program has an approximately 97% success rate, despite a few well-known failures. As the algae industry closes in on the launch of […]

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June 11, 2013 More

Cleantech Conservative: 10 New Realities, Priorities for Biofuels in 2013

By Douglas Faulkner, “The Cleantech Conservative” The International Energy Agency recently issued its World Energy Outlook 2012 with much press attention (and some misreporting), because of its dramatic projections about the emergence of new global energy landscape. Its main highlight: The U.S. could become, in less than a decade, the largest oil producer in the […]

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December 17, 2012 More

By-Products: The Key to Ethanol’s Struggles

Ethanol’s Struggles Aside from the common “food vs. fuel” debate surrounding ethanol from corn, rising corn crop prices and slower rising ethanol prices has resulted in ethanol plants suffering significant net losses. Ethanol producers have to find additional revenue streams from the total product of their production process including by-products, such as CO2 which unlike […]

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December 12, 2012 More

Novozymes joins, invests in Maabjerg Energy Concept, a new industrial energy system

Finding synergy between biogas, ethanol and power generation – the Maabjerg Energy Concept promises a new approach to energy economics and sustainability, through the capture and re-purpose of industrial byproducts. On a cold, rainy day, 29 months ago, along the windswept shores of Zealand, the Danish central island where Copenhagen makes its home on the […]

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April 26, 2012 More

A Bright Future for the Waste Conversion Market in the US

[Press release] April 16 – Early leaders of the waste conversion market are at the forefront of an incredibly lucrative opportunity, states new research. The drive towards renewable energy targets makes the need for waste management much less a trend, more an inevitability. Despite public opinion backlash and perceived risk profiles, this year, Waste Conversion […]

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April 23, 2012 More

Falling natural gas prices and the bio-based opportunity

Think that falling natural gas prices mean bad news for bio-based technologies? Don’t bet on it. There’s opportunity in there. On the chance that you were engaged in interstellar travel, or cryogenically frozen, over the past two years – US natural gas prices and global oil prices have completely decoupled, for the first time in […]

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April 20, 2012 More

Compared to what: the low-down on alt energy subsidies

Hybrids, plug-in electrics struggle to pass the consumer’s “compared to what” test – and how much do those tax credits cost, anyway? Perhaps the three most important words in technology development, bio-based or otherwise are “compared to what”. It’s a useful way to look at bioenergy – because most studies look at bio-based technologies in […]

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April 11, 2012 More

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April 10, 2012 More